Sunday, 1 March 2009

Bottoms up Girls!

It has been a lovely springlike day today, so I thought I would let the girls out for an hour or two to have a wander around the garden. This is Rosie enjoying a dust bath. She needs it too, she had a little mishap in the week which caused a little trauma to her comb. It kept bleeding, and the other girls wouldn't leave it alone, so there was rather a lot of blood everywhere! I had to ring Ronald Grover, the chicken man, and he told me to clean the wound, and to put an antiseptic ointment on her comb and to isolate her overnight! Have you ever tried to put sudocrem on a nervous chickens comb!! Not the easiest of tasks, but the treatment worked and next morning she was back with her girlie friends! That day she laid the biggest egg I have ever seen!!

OMG!

So today I thought she deserved a treat, so I let all the girls out for a while,


This is Peggy, looking for tasty treats,

and Lucy, my favourite already, such a calm bird and so pretty. The three amigos having a whale of a time going through the compost bin!!

Bottoms up Girls!

6 comments:

Crazy Emma said...

Hi Tattyanne,
We're very jealous you've got your girls. We cant wait till we get ours at the end of the month. We've been scowering the net for coops and have decided to build a run for them. Glad to see you're enjoying yours!

Peggy said...

They look so contented to be out pecking around, and you named one after me, I am so chuffed !!

Andrew at Quicksilverbirds said...

brings water to my eyes just reading this. I hope she lay down afterwards for a good rest

oldcrow61 said...

Absolutely love the pictures and what a large egg, wow!

Tattyanne said...

ungunglTY everyone for your comments. Its good to know that you dropped by! SYS Tattyx

Tattyanne said...

ungunglTY everyone for your comments. Its good to know that you dropped by! SYS Tattyx